6 Months From Now…

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Yesterday I didn’t go to the park because of had to take care of a hair product label that needed to be created and it rained as soon as 5 o’clock hit. It’s sunny today so we’ll see if I can go skating today. Sharri says I’ve been doing good on the scale so yay for that.

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  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Harvest Bar
  • Horizon Vanilla Milk
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Kashi Roasted Almond Crunch Bar

Dinner for last night, I started to eat it before I knew it so I wasn’t able to take a picture of it but I’ll post up a Chicken and Dumpling picture that’s similar. ****takes time to look up the picture**** Ok so I tried to look up a picture and everything was soup. We didn’t have soup. We had 1 boneless skinless chicken breast and 4 small dumplings with some spinach.

Keep Going

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Yesterday's numbers
Yesterday’s numbers

I don’t have much to say today.  I weighed myself this morning and Sharri said it was a good number so yay. Yesterday I skated 2 miles instead of 3 and went home to clean a little. Today I will be doing my Flat Belly Execises.

  • 40 Crunches
  • 40 Squats
  • 40 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 20 Squats
  • 30 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Minute Workout (It says run but I can’t so… yeah)
Yesterday's Dinner
Yesterday’s Dinner
  • Steamed Carrots and Broccoli
  • Homemade Wheat Bread
  • Homemade Garlic Spread

This is last night’s dinner. The meat that you see in the image was actually no good so I stopped eating it and replaced it with a cup of Bolthouse Farm’s Mango protein.

Not my picture

This week’s weigh-in

It’s MONDAY! Time for this week’s weigh in.

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According to the app I’m using, Sparkpeople, I should be 137 right now. I don’t take what they say seriously because I’m a woman and my body fluctuate constantly. Especially on my time of the month, which was last week. It totally messed up my count. Sharri said that I was a 136.5 before it started.

I did the flat belly exercise this week and it wasn’t bad at all. I’m happy that it separates the sets for the crunches and leg raises. I can’t do the jumping jacks so I still have to come up with a alternative. We went to a park close to the house and I skated while sharri ran. We went for 3 miles before we stopped because sharri is training for a 5k she wants to do.

I’m happily keep up with my lunchboxes. They might be for little kids but they are a great way of take food with you in small portions. I love having snacks through the day and not feel hungry until I get home.

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Today’s lunchbox
Horizon Vanilla Milk • Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt • Nutri-Grain Harvest Bar • Orville Mini Bag Popcorn • Kashi Almond Granola Bar

I’m going to the park again tonight to skate. We might do 3 miles again, I don’t know. I don’t know what we are having for dinner, I will update this post tonight.

My gallery page is linked with my Instagram page. I’m not able to blog everyday like I want to but I’m constantly posting pictures of how I’m doing on my path to weight loss as well as personal pictures I would love to share with everyone.

South Beach Diet – Phase 2 – Week 2 – Day 1

Now that I can eat fruit and carbs, it’s gotten a lot harder to try to stay healthy. This week, I’m allowed to have 2 fruit and 1 carb but the foods I’ve come across has been more than 1 fruit and carb so I’ve been eating a little bit and wasting food. I hate doing that and I hate when others do that too. So this time, I’m going to pledge that I will not eat out, unless invited to dinner, for a month. This way I can control my eating habits a lot better if I buy what I can have.

One thing I’m going to do is buy those salad bags at the grocery store and leave it at work. That way everyday I can have a small salad for lunch and won’t have to worry about ordering anything.

As for exercising, I’m going to walk around my townhome complex everyday. At least I’m going to try but the weather has been so sucky since I leave in Florida and it’s hurricane season. It has rained everyday after work so far and I’m trying to not use the gym that much because I want to workout at home.

For one the gym gets crowded at times and then Sharri gets off of work late so sometimes I got to the gym without her in the beginning when she needs to take the car. By the time she gets off work, I want to go home because I’m exhausted but she wants to spend a hour. I don’t want to take her workout time away from her. That’s another reason why we are saving up for a elliptical right now for the house.

 

South Beach Diet – Phase 2 – Day 5

So I researched the cheese and I couldn’t have the Gouda and the Brie but I could have the cheddar so I ate that. One thing I realize about this diet is that it’s helping me lose the weight I quickly gain. Normally it would take me a week or so to lose the 1 or 2 lbs. I gained over not exercising. But I lost those lbs. in 3 days. Tomorrow, hopefully, I will be back down to 139.?? and continue to lose from there.

I’m thinking about losing my gym membership and saving up for a personal elliptical at home that I can use. The $20 I’m using for the gym can go towards the savings for that. I also found a great park by my house that I could take a walk around and use the fitness trail. The walk around is 1 mile, which is great, and they have about 10 exercise stops along the trail. I tried before to do videos at home and I guess I can try again. The thing is, when I come home, I become very tired and I don’t to once I come home. I need to be more determined.

South Beach Diet – Phase 2 – Day 4

I’m actually enjoying my option for carbs, even though I’m more of a meat eater. I just miss pasta and rice but I know I’m not suppose to have much because I’m suppose to slowly introduce it back into my diet. That’s not hard for me because I don’t eat much carb in the first place. I do love the option of picking and choosing what I eat.

Such as, for lunch, I’m having a cheese and fruit bistro from Starbucks. Now for my carbs, I’m suppose to have 1 carb and 1 fruit this week. The bistro has 3 cheeses, crackers, 3 slices of apples, and dried cranberries and roasted almonds as the trail mix. Now if I’m to follow my diet, I’m suppose to have the trail mix, as the cranberries being my piece of fruit and the crackers being my carb.

The cheese, I think I’m ok because I looked on my list and I don’t see it on the avoid list, Although it says, Full Fat. I think I’m going to avoid the Brie that comes with it, even though I love Brie. It has Gouda and Cheddar. Cheddar is fine but I’ll have to research the Gouda though.

South Beach Diet – Phase 2 – Day 2

Sorry I didn’t post about getting off of Phase 2 yesterday. I was moving into a new office and trying to things settle down. But yeah, yay me! The diet said that the first week, I should have 1 carb and 1 piece of fruit but I haven’t had those yet lol. Today for lunch, I’m actually going to have a salad instead. Oh yes, I can also have yogurt and I had a chobani for my mid-morning snack. Miss them! Even though I’m eating right, I’m slowly going back up in weight so I’ll have to hit the gym today. Today’s weight was 142 when I was 139.8 Sunday. 😦 I’m not going to try to kill myself. I’m going to do the elliptical for 1 hour. I wish I had one at home. They are expensive. The one I want is $600. It should be easy for me to lose what I gained though. I decided that Mondays are not good for me to workout because Sharri gets off at 7 and we want to run errands. By the time we are done, it’s last and I don’t want to be at the gym until it closes. I’ll definitely go on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I don’t know about Friday’s because Sharri gets off of work late again. We’ll try to go on Thursday though. We’ll have to see.

One more Day! South Beach Diet Phase 1

I almost made it. One more day and I’ll be able to eat carbs and fruit again. The carbs wasn’t so hard but it was the fruit because I love fruit, it’s sweet, which was the reason why I couldn’t have it, it’s healthy and it fills you. Pineapple is my favorite but unfortunately on Phase 2 I STILL can’t have it because of how much sugar it has in it. L Sucks I know! Anyway, I love other fruits too so it won’t be so bad. I miss pasta and rice. Alfredo Pasta OMG! Anyway, while I’m making myself hungry, I have lost 5 lbs. on Phase 1! Oh yes and as of yesterday I have finally reached under 140. YAY! Jumps up and down. Long road but I finally get to see the day. Now I only have to stay under it and keep going down.

Missing Fruit!

South Beach Diet – Phase 1 – Day 10

Sorry I don’t have much to say today other than I worked out lightly yesterday because I was still tired from my 1000-calorie day on Monday. I’ll try to be more diligent today.

Yesterday’s Meal

Breakfast

Ham and Cheese Omelette • Coffee

Mid-morning Snack

None 😦

Lunch

Lentil Soup

Mid-afternoon Snack

None 😦

Dinner

Protein Shake

Exercise

Circuit Training • Elliptical